Wolong Valley of Dazhang Mountain

Wolong Valley of Dazhang Mountain, also known as Wolong Canyon, located at the eastward ranges of Yellow Mountain – Dazhang Mountain, Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, is about 26 miles (43 kilometers) away from the center of Wuyuan County. Embraced by rolling mountains from all sides, this valley is just like an emerald inlaid in the verdant valley. Its advantageous location and the perennial vegetation coverage of 90.7% endow it with a beautiful and unique gorge landscape. Wolong Valley is also praised as the most magical and mysterious valley in the area of Yangtze River delta. Nowadays, it is gaining popularity among local people and tourists all over the world, and becomes one of the most worthy scenic spot located at the north tour line of Wuyuan.

In different seasons, this valley has different beautiful sceneries. It is famous for its four characteristics: grand, precipitous, novel and idyllic. Each unique characteristic has its own explanation. With 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) channel segments, Wolong Valley of Dazhang Mountain has a 2,395 feet (730 meters) high natural water drop. During the flood season, the voice of torrents and raging rapids resounded through the valley, which embodies the characteristic of grand. Precipitous indicates that the degree of dissection of rocks can reach from 1,640 feet (500 meters) to 3,280 feet (1000 meters). In some scenic spots, the maximum grade of perpendicular cliff reaches more than 80. The characteristic “novel” is embodied in a large number of waterfalls. Especially, the second highest drop waterfall in China named “Qianzhang” has a height of 633 feet (193 meters). The characteristic “idyllic” is demonstrated in its thousands of colorful pools and ponds. In this valley, grandeur waterfalls, limpid ponds and grotesque stones form more than 10 famous scenic spots there, which mainly including Crouching Dragon Pond, Quiet Pond and 82 Rush Springs.

With the deepest depth of 41 feet (12.5 meters), Crouching Dragon Pond is a must-see scenic spot in Wolong Valley. It is said that this pond was a divine place for local people to pray for rain in ancient time. When sunlight glinted on the surface of water, the whole pond is like a piece of gold. Surrounded by abundant trees and plants, Crouching Dragon Pond has become one of the most worthy scenic spots in this valley.

Compared with Crouching Dragon Pond, Quiet Pond is much smaller. Although this, this pond still has its own characteristic. The water in this pond is not rapid. When tourists arrived at this place, limpid water, green trees and smooth stones will bring a quiet and peaceful atmosphere to tourists. Many tourists are willing to choose this place to chat with their friends or sketch the beautiful scenery along.

82 Rush Waterfalls, as its name implies, consist 82 small waterfalls. All of these waterfalls have the common original headwaters – a 4,146 feet (1,264 meters) high springwater. Facing this scenic spot, visitors will enjoy the beauty and grandeur that is produced by the group of waterfalls. Each waterfall has its own attractions. Some of them are rapid; others are more mild and peaceful. Most tourists and amateur photographers indulge themselves in this kind of appealing scenery.

Transportation:

Take minibus at Wuyuan County Bus Station, and get off at Wolong Valley Station.
There are many direct buses from 06:00 am to 16:30 pm every day.
 
Opening time 08:30-17:00
Admission fee CNY 60 (Children under 1.2 meters / 3.9 feet will be free of charge.)
Combo Ticket of Wuyuan (Wolong Valley included) CNY 210 per adult; CNY 105 for children between 1.2 and 1.5 meters (3.9 and 4.9 feet); free for children under 1.2 meters (3.9 feet)

Note: This ticket is valid for 5 days and includes the following 14 scenic spots: Jiangling Village, Xiaoqi Village, Jiangwan Village, Wangkou Village, Likeng Village, Wolong Valley of Dazhang Mountain, Lingyan Cave, Sixi & Yancun Villages, Rainbow Bridge, Yantian Camphor Tree Folk Garden, Wengong Mountain, Mandarin Duck Lake, Ancestral Hall of Huangcun Village, and Shicheng Village.
- Last modified on Nov. 18, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Wolong Valley of Dazhang Mountain
Asked by Jane from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 16, 2018 00:22Reply
How to travel from Jujing Village to Wolong Valley? Can I travel by bus?
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Answered by Wadan from USA | Nov. 18, 2018 19:59
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There is no bus from Jujing Village to Wolong Vally. So you are advised to hire a car.
Asked by Kevin Nguyen from SINGAPORE | Feb. 24, 2017 18:19Reply
Is there any hotel/ hostel/ farmstay inside Wuyuan Wolong Valley? Pls advise. Thks. Kevin
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Answered by Isabelle from GERMANY | Feb. 27, 2017 20:27
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I'm afraid that there is no hotel inside the valley area. However, you can find several nice hotels at the entrance of Wolong Valley. You can eaily find one when you arriving there. Have a nice trip!
Answered by Kevin | Feb. 28, 2017 03:00
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Hi Isablle, can tell me any hotel names if u could recall, so that i book in advance as i m travelling during peak season?
How's the Wolong valley? I m planning to trek 3hrs in that valley
Many thks for advice :)
Kevin
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